Renzi: “Europe must change!”

During his closing speech of the Italian Presidency of the EU in front of the European Parliament plenary, Prime Minister Renzi remarked that “Europe must change! A lot has already been done but we need to do much more”. He also remembered that within hours the Italian President of the Republic will step down. He concluded his speech quoting the “Divina Commedia” by Dante Alighieri “fatti non foste a viver come bruti ma per seguir virtute e conoscenza” (translation: “Consider well the seed that gave you birth: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge”) – Corriere della Sera